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 Sound Riot CALL FOR SCORES 2017
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Sound Riot is thrilled to announce its first annual call for scores. Submissions will be considered for programming and recordings in the 2017/2018 season.

Please read the guidelines before submitting any questions.

+ Works for any combination (a subset or the full ensemble) of the following instruments: cello, clarinet, percussion*, piano, soprano, and mezzo soprano.
+ PDF of complete score plus program note and short bio (all in one PDF document). No files larger than 2048 KB.
+ Recording is preferred but not required.
+ One submission email per composer will be considered, but more than one piece may be included in the email.
+ There is no entry fee.

+ Composers of all ages, experience levels and genres are welcome to submit.
+ Composers in the USA and abroad are welcome to submit.
+ We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Submit recording and PDF entry via email to Subject line: CALL FOR SCORES.

Note: There is no guaranteed prize because this is not a competition. Think of it as a proposal. If your piece is selected, we will discuss appropriate compensation for you, and a short exclusivity agreement for us.

*Available percussion instruments: marimba, glockenspiel, snare drum, suspended cymbals, tambourine, triangles, castanets, found objects

Summary:International Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.

The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .


1,000 euro and one public performances on June 15th 2017. The piece will be conducted by Pierre-Andre Valade and recorded live.


There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers: flute+picc, alt, oboe/ e.horn, clarinet+bass, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, d.bass, piano/ sampler, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum. Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.
No usage of additional instruments (percussion instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.
Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.
The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.
Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 30th 2017 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address:

A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade
The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
The entry fees are non-refundable.
The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2017 will be published on the web site and the social networks no later than May 15th 2017.


 Nebula Ensemble Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Nebula Ensemble, Colorado’s adventurous young chamber ensemble, is seeking new works for its inaugural Nebula New Music Festival. With an emphasis on visually striking performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations, Nebula presents innovative programs at a variety of Front Range venues, and builds thriving collaborative relationships with local and international creatives.

Nebula Ensemble is committed to building the chamber repertoire through premiering new works. As such, all submissions must be previously unperformed publicly.

Submissions will be reviewed by Nebula’s music director, Kornel Thomas. At least two works will be selected for performances in Denver during the Nebula New Music Festival in spring 2018 and potentially other Colorado cities during the 2017-18 season. No monetary awards will be offered, but selected composers will receive a professional-quality audio and video recording and promotion on Nebula’s website and social media.

Nebula Ensemble is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and is planning collaborative programs with various other art forms. Therefore, works that fit interdisciplinary themes, such as the following, will be given special consideration:

• Works with narrator or works accompanied by a poem.
• Works inspired by a work of visual art to be displayed during the performance. • Works inspired by the landscapes or history of the Rocky Mountain region.
• Works that can be choreographed for dance.

Works should be 5-10 minutes in length, scored for a chamber ensemble of 5-8 performers, with conductor, drawn from the following instrumentation: flute (piccolo), clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, electronics. (The following percussion instruments are available: xylophone, drum set, tambourine, triangle, sleigh bells, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, likimba.) Works incorporating electronics should be formatted for stereo diffusion only. Works requiring special equipment or software should be approved by before submitting.

Submissions should include:
• Score, computer engraved, in PDF format.
• Audio recording or MIDI realization is encouraged but not required.
• Brief composer bio (max. 300 words)
• Brief program note or background on the piece (max. 300 words)

Send all materials by email to with the subject line: ‘Call for Scores (Name of Composer)’. e.g.: Call for Scores (John Smith)

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. Results will be announced by September 1, 2017.

 2017 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 25 March 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The New Music on the Bayou Festival would like to announce its 2017 Call for Scores. Submissions will be accepted from January 25 to March 25. Notification of acceptance into the festival will be announced on April 13.


Submissions may be made in any of the following categories:

Percussion Ensemble (up to 5)
Horn, Piano, and Soprano
Solo or mixed ensemble
Digital Media (two-channel only, with or without video)
Performers will be provided. The available instruments are as follows: flute (2), all clarinets/saxophones (3), oboe, trumpet (2), horn, trombone (2), tuba, guitar, piano, soprano (2), percussion (5), cello.

Additional Guidelines

Composers must be present at the concert to have their piece performed.
Pieces of any length are eligible, but preference will be given to pieces under 15 minutes.
We encourage electronic media combined with live performance.
Works composed within the last year are encouraged.
Composers must be able to provide computer-generated parts for the performers via PDF files.
Two works will be selected to be choreographed by professional choreographers. If you wish your submission to be considered, indicate this in the appropriate box on the application.

Black Bayou Composition Award

The Black Bayou Composition Award will be presented for the piece “that best reflects the connection between music and nature.” This award is sponsored in part by Friends of Black Bayou, and will be adjudicated by composers and performers outside of the festival staff. The winner will receive $500, and two runners-up will receive $100 each.

Travel and Lodging

The primary goal of the festival is to bring new music from composers around the world to members of our communities and to engage in the dialogue about the future of new music. No financial assistance for travel is available but recommendations for discounted hotels will be posted as the festival nears.


Professional audio recordings will be provided at no charge to composers after the festival. Professional video recordings will be available at a nominal price. New Music on the Bayou reserves the right to use recordings and images from the festival on our website and promotional materials. Click here to view our map of venues.


 he 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition award is now open.

We wish all the composers planning to submit the very best of luck and look forward to seeing your scores by the deadline.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Fri 28th April 2017

3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Fri 12th May 2017
and the shortlisted composers will be informed by email.

All shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded (as well as video streamed) by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Fri 26th May 2017.

Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.

The following awards will be bestowed:
• 1ST PRIZE £1,000
• 2ND PRIZE £500
• 3RD PRIZE £250

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.

1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin,Cello,Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that di er in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.

1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.

1.4 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Friday 26th May 2017 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

1.5 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.

1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.

1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.

Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 06 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: 'Breaking the Fourth Wall' was founded in 2015 with the dual goals of commissioning new works from living composers, and bringing them to performance in unconventional concert spaces. We began 2016 by commissioning 3 New York City-based composers to write works for The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble (CMD-E). In 2017, we are expanding worldwide. This year, we are pairing with members of the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, to exhibit brand new works during our 9-hour-long Spring Marathon Concert. Composers from any nation, age, and background are welcome and encouraged to submit newly written works to the 'Breaking the Fourth Wall 1st International Composition Competition.' The winners will have their works performed and professionally recorded during this 9-hour marathon concert, by the Jacobs School of Music performers - ranked #1 music school in the United States in 2016.


The specific details and requirements of 'Breaking the Fourth Wall 1st International Composition Competition' Awards are set forth below. Participation in the Award is subject to CMD-E's Official Awards Rules and Regulations. To the extent not specifically defined below, all capitalized terms have the meaning set forth in the Rules.


'Breaking the Fourth Wall 1st International Composition Competition' was founded with the intent to exhibit compositions from composers in the early to mid-career range, however, we encourage composers at any level to apply. All composers MUST write specifically for the instrumentation of CMD-E, String Quartet, or Duo Piano, or submit a piece for Fixed Media or Electro-Acoustic media. The competition is open to all composers of original, classical concert music.


The instrumentation of CMD-E is as follows:

Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Piano, Percussion (Vibraphone, Kick Drum, and small hand percussion), Cello, and Double Bass.

Compositions may be written for any combination of these instruments, or for the full ensemble. In addition to this instrumentation, works written for:

String Quartet, Duo Piano, and Electronic Compositions, will be considered for performance during the Spring Marathon Concert this year.


The Award is open to composers of any age: (1) who meet the instrumentation guidelines set above and (2) who have paid the $15 entry fee for the first piece, and $10 per piece thereafter, via the Paypal link provided at the bottom of this page.

If a musical work or composition submitted as part of the “Submission” (specified below) is co-written, all co-writers shall be considered Entrants and must consent to participation in the Award and satisfy these eligibility criteria, together with all other requirements set forth in the “Rules.” Works which are set to a text protected by copyright must include permission of the author of the text (or the author's representative), as described below.


Begins at 9:00 AM PDT on January 1, 2017, and ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 20, 2017. Hard copy are not accepted for the award this year, and all electronic submissions must be submitted, via this website, no later than 11:59 PM on February 20, 2017.


Submit Questions and Concerns to:

To enter the Award, eligible Entrants must complete and electronically submit the Online Application provided below, which is available only during the Award Period. Make sure to submit the following materials, electronically, below (a) a file containing the score in whatever form it may be in (hand written scores must be scanned); (b) an mp3 containing a high quality recording of the piece submitted (midi realizations are accepted, however, live or studio recordings take precedence); and (c) program notes for the submitted pieces.

All Submission materials must bear the Entrant’s name together with all co-writer(s) of the work or composition. Any recordings must separately be marked with the name of the Entrant (including all co-writer(s)), the title of the work, and the names of the performers. Submit Questions and Concerns to:

Submit Questions and Concerns to:


Each eligible Submission will be judged by a panel of composers, performers, and members of CMD-E, based on the significance and overall artistry and compositional elements of the musical work or composition. Award-recipient selection resides within the sole discretion of the Panel.


In accordance with the Judging Procedure and Criteria above, the 1st prize winner will be selected as the Award Recipient and will receive a monetary Prize of $250. The number of secondary Award Recipients and the monetary distribution of the Prize resides within the discretion of the Panel.

The winner of the competition and a selected number of qualified compositions may be presented at the Spring Marathon Concert on April 22nd, 2017, from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m, at the College Mall in Bloomington, Indiana.


March 6th, 2017

Submit Questions and Concerns to:

 44th Annual Percussion Composition Contest
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: April 15, 2017 deadline

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2017 Competition Categories
Category I. Multi-Keyboard Solo
Category II. Brass Quintet with 2–4 percussionists

• Up to $3500 in cash prizes available.
• Published reviews in Percussive Notes for all first place and honorable mention selections.
• Solicitation of university level performances for first place winners in each category.
PAS reserves the right to not designate a winner if the judges determine that no composition is worthy of the award(s).

• Compositions must be created within a 2-year period prior to submission. Previously commissioned works and/or any composition which is or has been available for sale as a published or self-published work may not be entered.
• The composition may not exceed 25 minutes in length, but duration is otherwise left to the discretion of the composer and should be consistent with the artistic intent of the work.
• Compositions must be original (no transcriptions or arrangements).
• The difficulty of the composition is left to the discretion of the composer; however, high artistic goals should be coupled with realistic demands to allow for performance at the university level.
• Instrument demands should also be limited to those commonly found at the university level.
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
– A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information. Label file with title of work.
– An audio file of a computer realization or performance of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with title of work.
2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
3. Contest results will be announced in July 2017.
4. All entry materials become property of PAS.

Summary:International Composition Contest
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Art.1

The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 1st International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2017.


The competition is open to Italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no restriction on age.
Each composer can participate with more than one piece by enrolling each composition separately and by sending each composition in separate envelope.


The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):

Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Piccolo)
Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet)
Piano (prepared piano is not allowed)
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 12’.
The composition, furthermore, must not have been published, performed in public or been awarded prizes in other contests before.


The application fee is € 35,00 for the first score and € 20,00 for any following ones by the same author.

The payment must be made by bank transfer to the:
Associazione Culturale Polifonie
Banca Prossima – filiale di Milano, p.zza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 (MI)
IBAN: IT68J0335901600100000069721 – BIC: BCITITMX
and specifying the reason for the transfer as:
Application for the International Composing Competition.

The application fee will not be refundable, except in the case of cancellation of the Contest.
Applicants may contact the Contest secretary’s office for any further information by writing to:


To enroll in the contest, each participant must send a closing envelope containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:

the application form download
3 (three) copies of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
the first page of each score must bear the title of the work and the approximate length of the composition;
short explanatory notes related to the submitted work in Italian or English (max 1000 characters, including spaces).
photocopy of an identity document or passport;
a short curriculum vitae (in Italian or English);
receipt of payment of application fee (not refundable) of € 35,00
The envelope must be sent to the following address:

Segreteria Concorso A.E.
via Monsignor Ciceri, 38
22031 Albavilla (Co)

The envelope, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 10th April 2017.


A Jury will meet to select the 3 (three) finalist scores, that will be performed on 4th June 2017 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, at the Ancient Church of St. Joseph (sec. XVI).

The Jury will be composed by:

Sonia Bo (Italia), President
Umberto Pedraglio (Italia)
Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
The commission judgment is final and cannot be contested.
The finalist composers will be invited by the organization to send the individual parts of each instrument.
At the end of the concert the Jury will meet to select the winner.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the concert.


The winning work will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.

In the event the composer has an exclusive agreement with other publishers, he/she must give his/her acquittance to the publication when participating in the contest unlimited copies.
The commission has the right not to assign the prize in the event no composition in the final phase is judged worthy.
Any tv or radio recordings are authorized by the author without any further charge on the organization.
The personal details of the contestants will be used only for matters concerning the competition.


All the documents and materials sent will be kept in the archives of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie and nothing will be returned, as the Association will become the owner.
The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright.
The scores sent for the contest will become an integral part of the Music Archive of Association Organizer.


The contestants accept the present regulations in all parts, unconditionally and integrally.


In case of controversy, the Contest Announcement in Italian is to be considered the official text.

 CFS 2017
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 03 March 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Call for Scores!

On October 28th, we will give the UK Premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of. Two chosen composers will write new works for bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello. The composers will receive:

Rehearsals and public premiere of their new work in Brighton on 28 October 2017
A professional AV recording of their piece. (Though this is not a guarantee, both of our 2016 commissions will appear on our second commercial CD, to be released with Coviello Classics later this year).
A broadcast on ResonanceFM.
Each composer will also receive a £550 commission fee for the work.

Any composer not currently represented on our 2017 Season is eligible to apply.

What to Submit
Using the form below, please submit:

Your name (we receive your e-mail address with your payment from PayPal).
Your current Resume/CV
PDF files of two recent scores (within the last 5 years). These pieces may be for any instrumentation – we simply want your best work!
Links to Soundcloud or YouTube recordings of these pieces.
Entry Fee
We are charging a small entry fee of £10. All funds raised from this call for scores will go directly to musicians involved in the concert in which these works will be premiered. We will receive your e-mail along with your payment so please let us know if your paypal account is not registered to your preferred e-mail address. Any composer who has attended two or more of our 2016 concerts will have this fee waived. Simply let us know if this applies to you by sending us an e-mail listing the concerts you attended in 2016.

All entries – including entrance fee – must be received by 11:59pm GMT on Friday 3rd March.

Entries will firstly be judged against eligibility and the winning composers will then be chosen by members of our Artistic Board. The winning composers will be announced no later than 1st April with the final pieces due on 1st September.

If you have any questions, or have trouble using the uploader below, e-mail us with your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you!

 2017-18 International Call for Scores: Commissioning Emerging Composers
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: The Nouveau Classical Project is thrilled to announce its 2017-18 Commissioning Prize! This year we have a lower submission fee and a higher commissioning fee. The selected composer will be commissioned to write a work for The Nouveau Classical Project's 2017-18 season.

Requirements for Submission
- Composers must submit a work written after 2013 and scored for 4-8 instruments
- Inclusion of a recording is required (MIDI realizations are NOT accepted)
- Composers must submit a proposal outlining idea/s for the commissioned work (300 words max)
- Composers may only submit one (1) score
- Non-refundable submission fee of $7, paid via the online form

- Open to both US and international composers
- Post-secondary and graduate students are eligible to apply
- Undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply
- Re-worked pieces or arrangements of previous works are NOT eligible

Call for Scores Winner
- $1,000 Commissioning fee, inclusive of commission and copying costs (NCP will print its own parts)
- Selected composer will be commissioned to write an 8-15 minute piece for flute (dbl. picc/alto/b. fl), clarinet (dbl. bass), violin, cello, and piano) and have the opportunity to work closely with NCP in creating the work (NO subsets; must use complete ensemble)
- This work will be programmed on a concert during the 2017-18 season
- Composer will be required to provide a PDF of a score and parts for the ensemble
- An agreement will be sent to composer that will include deadlines, payment schedule, and the granting of two-year exclusivity to NCP to perform the commissioned work

The winner will be announced by June 1, 2017. Hear the new works by last year's Call for Scores winners David Bird and Isaac Schankler at "Currents" on May 25, 2017 at National Sawdust!

Questions? Contact us at info [at] nouveauclassical dot org

Non-discrimination policy
This probably goes without saying, but here it is just in case: The Nouveau Classical Project does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. That being said, we hope anyone and everyone submits for our call for scores!

 2017 Composition Competition of the Freiburg International Festival of Sacred Music
Summary:Competition inspired by art
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 21 December 2016
Details: The organizing committee of the "Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Friborg" has organized a composition contest for spiritual music regularly since 1985. The aim of this competition is to promote new independent works inspired by sacred texts or themes.

The 13th edition of the competition is organized in collaboration with the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Friborg (HEMU) and with Espace 2 - RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) and is dedicated to an instrumental ensemble.

The competition participants and - participants have to be submitted by October 15, 2017 composed for an instrumental ensemble work. The submitted work is to be composed exclusively for the following instrumentation:

• 1 viola, 1 bassoon, 2 trombones (T + B), 2 timpani, 1 harp;
For an instrumental ensemble with 6 instrumentalists

The on composing instrumental piece is the painting - inspired by Sebastian Stoskopff (1597-1658), which (Switzerland) is exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Basel "Vanitas Still Life with Skull".

 Luna Nova 2017 Student Composition Contest
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 March 2017
Date Posted: 21 September 2016
Details: Sponsored by
Luna Nova Music
The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The Luna Nova 2017 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival ( to be held June 21-24, 2017 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ( in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival is sponsored by Luna Nova Music ( and the Beethoven Club (

The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2015. They must give the name and contact information of their current theory/composition professor.

Participants may submit up to two scores and accompanying mp3s. These may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

Contest Announcement and Guidelines:


Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by March 1, 2017 at 10 p.m. CST. (Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.) Winners will be posted at by April 1, 2017. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2017.

A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.

Up to three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New-Music Ensemble ( at the 2017 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at
Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music, President at or 901-493-0958.

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

Mail submissions to

P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
Web Site: